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Student Generated PowerPoint
Presentations

Teacher information located after the
last presentation slide.
Nature's great book is
written in mathematics.

Galileo
Italian physicist and astronomer
Geometry
In
Nature
Math is sometimes
called the science of
patterns.
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
Geometry
In
Architecture
Triangles are rigid.
Their angles cannot be
changed; therefore,
they are the strongest
shape used in
building. They
provide structural
integrity.
Notice how
the columns
on the front
of the Capitol
and along the
dome create
parallel lines.
How many different types of
symmetry can you find in this tiled
archway? Where are the lines of
reflection?
Objectives
By the end of this project, students will be
able to:

   Identify a variety of geometric shapes
   Define specific geometric shapes
   Explain how each different shape
identified fits its specific geometric
definition
Overview of the Assignment

As a team, you will be making a PowerPoint
presentation. Each presentation slide will
display examples of geometry found in the
architecture of our community, vocabulary
word and definition, and how the picture
and shape meet the definition standards.
Materials
Digital Camera
• Checkout from school
• Your own
• Cell phone
   Computer
   Vocabulary List
   Math textbook (glossary of terms)
   Online glossary of math terms
Partners
   Choose wisely
   Grade is the same for all members of the
group
   No more than 3 in a group
   You may work alone
Instructions
   Create your team
   Checkout a digital camera from your
teacher or be prepared with one of
your own.
   Print out a copy of the “Geometry
Vocabulary” list located in the
“Assignments” folder
1. My Computer
2. Assignments folder
3. Teacher’s folder
4. Geometry Vocabulary List Doc.
Homework
 Take a walk around your
neighborhood including main
streets.
 Take pictures of examples of
each vocabulary word as you find
the geometric shape in
architecture (building design).
Class Work
 Download your pictures to your
folder.
 Divide up the vocabulary words
evenly between team members.
 Create PowerPoint slides with the
following information:
Requirements
   Introduction slide:

   Vocabulary slides:

   End Slides:
Introduction Slide

1. Title
2. Team Member Names
3. Class Period
4. Date
Artistic Architecture

Janey Doe
Bobby Sox
Dusty Rhodes

Geometry: 2nd Period
October 12, 2008
Vocabulary Slides
1. 20 Vocabulary Words Required
2. 2 words per slide
Including:

   Vocabulary word

   Definition of the vocabulary word

   Photo example of the vocabulary word

   Explanation of how the photo is an example
of the vocabulary word.
Sample Slide

Explanation

Vocabulary
Word
Photo

Definition
End Slide
One for each team member

1. Team Member’s Name
2. Short paragraph of what was learned
through this assignment.
3. Photo of Student
Sample End Slide
Finishing
To complete the project:

1.   Double check your definitions, photos,
and explanations for accuracy.
2.   Add transitions if desired.
3.   Upload your project to the student- work
folder for grading.
4.   Prepare group for project presentation.
(Who is going to do what?)
Grading Rubric
Photos           5
All photos are
4
Most Photos
3
Some photos
2
Only a few
1
Photos are not
clear and well    are clear and     are clear and     photos are        clear or well
defined           well defined      well defined      clear and well    defined
(20 photos)       (17 photos)       (15 photos)       defined           (10 photos)
(12 photos)

Slides            5
All slides are
4
Most slides are
3
Some slides
2
Only a few
1
Slides are not
well prepared     well prepared     are well          slides are well   well prepared
and organized     and organized     prepared and      prepared and      or organized
(95% of           (90% of           organized         organized         (75% of
slides)           slides)           (85% of           (80% of           slides)
slides)           slides)

Defini-           5
All definitions   Most
4
Some
3                  2
Only a few
1
Definitions are
tions     are correct
(20
definitions are
correct
definitions are
correct
definitions are
correct
not correct
(10
definitions)      (17               (15               (12               definitions)
definitions)      definitions)      definitions)
Rubric Cont.

End             5
All paragraphs
4                 3
Some
2                 1
Paragraphs

Slides   are clear and
well written
paragraphs
are clear and
are not clear
or well written
well written

Over-           5
Project is well
4
Most of the
3
Some of the
2
Only part of
1
The project is
all      prepared and
organized
project is well
prepared and
project is well
prepared and
the project is
well prepared
not well
prepared or
Score                      organized         organized         and organized    organized
Scores

25-21.5 points = AA

21-19 points = B
18.5 – 16.5 points = C
16 – 14.5 points = D
Below 14 points = F
Geometry in Architecture
Student Generated PowerPoint
Presentations

Teacher information located after the
last presentation slide.
Teacher Information
   This project will build on prior knowledge
(scaffolding). Previous vocabulary instruction will
be necessary prior to this project.
   Students with IEPs or other special needs should
be given the accommodation of extra time or a
reduced number of vocabulary words necessary
for their project.
   Advanced students should be encouraged to use
more technical vocabulary definitions as part of
their project.
   Students with advanced computer skills or
experience with PowerPoint should be partnered
with students who need to increase their skills.
This partnership will foster learning for both
students as they learn to work together to
complete a quality project.
Extension Activities: The following web sites contain additional
information and extension activities for classroom use. These
sites could be used as extension activities or as learning sites for
additional practice or rewards. A brief explanation accompanies
each website.
• http://www.aaamath.com/geo.htm Vocabulary explanations and facts
suited for lower level learners (special education).

•http://campus.northpark.edu/math/precalculus/Transcendental/Trigono
metric/Geometry/Exercises/exercises.html Geometry and Trigonometry
practice exercises.

• http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/geometry/ Great site filled
with games, activities, and information covering many different
mathematical concepts.

• http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/heal/siteslist.htm A
collection of great sight filled with game, activities, and math problem
web sites.

• http://www.math.com/practice/Geometry.html Online interactive
Geometry units; including unit quizzes. Could also be used in the
classroom as specific geometry units.

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